1. Cats dislike the smell of rue, lavender and pennyroyal, Coleus canina and lemon thyme. …
  2. Cats steer clear of strong citrus scents. …
  3. Sprinkling brewed coffee grounds over the soil may also help. …
  4. The scent of human hair is said to deters cats.
  5. Toss pine cones, nut shells, and short stakes on the perimeter of your garden and especially around your most prized plants. …
  6. Install a Motion Activated Sprinkler. …
  7. Crush mothballs and put them around your garden.
  8. If you’re already a fan of essential oils, this one should be easy: splash some eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, lemon grass oil, and citronella oil near your plants. Mustard oil works, too!!